The Golden Globes are just two days away! Ahead of the highly anticipated awards show, Instagram revealed which of the nominees are the most-followed on the social networking site—and just how much their nominations increased their following.
The ever-witty Ryan Reynolds, who received his first Golden Globes nomination for best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedy, for his starring role in Deadpool, topped the list at 8.9 million followers.
While he already had millions of followers before the nomination, 678,000 more people clicked follow after he landed the nod.
As for the nomination, Reynolds previously told Entertainment Weekly, "It is meaningful to me." He added, "I've been acting professionally for 25 years, to varying degrees of success, and it's a special moment to see something that you've stuck with for the long game pay off. There were many times when I thought this movie wouldn't ever be made or it would made 20 years in the future, when I'd be too geriatric to be in it."
The thesp added on Instagram, "Thank you, Golden Globes! As we speak, the entire Deadpool team is engaged in a grotesque, early morning tickle-fight."
Lily Collins trailed the dad-of-two, taking the second-place spot with 5.3 million followers, along with Hailee Steinfeld with 4.3 million followers, Tom Ford with 4.3 million followers, and Kerry Washington with 3.4 million followers to round out the top five.
Collins was nominated for best actress in a motion picture, musical, or comedy for Rules Don't Apply. Steinfeld was nominated in the same category for The Edge of Seventeen; Ford racked up two nods for best director and best screenplay for Nocturnal Animals; and Washington landed her nom for best actress in a limited series or motion picture made for television for Confirmation.
Take a peek at the top 10 most-followed Golden Globe nominees on Instagram and the 10 stars who gained the most followers after getting nominated.
Top 10 Most-Followed Golden Globe Nominees on Instagram
- Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) – 8.9 million followers
- Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) – 5.3 million followers
- Hailee Steinfeld (@haileesteinfeld) – 4.3 million followers
- Tom Ford (@tomford) – 4.3 million followers
- Kerry Washington (@kerrywashington) – 3.4 million followers
- Sarah Jessica Parker (@sarahjessicaparker) – 3.1 million followers
- Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) – 2.8 million followers
- Game of Thrones (@gameofthrones) – 2.8 million followers
- Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) – 2.2 million followers
- Deadpool (@deadpoolmovie) – 1.4 million followers
Top 10 Golden Globe Nominees Who Gained the Most Followers on Instagram Since Nom Day
Follower Growth from Nomination Day, (12/12) through 1/5.
- Ryan Reynolds (@vancityreynolds) - gained more than 678K followers
- Lily Collins (@lilyjcollins) - gained more than 357K followers
- Hailee Steinfeld (@haileesteinfeld) - gained more than 256K followers
- Tom Ford (@tomford) - gained more than 186K followers
- Tom Hiddleston (@twhiddleston) - gained more than 177K followers
- Stranger Things (@strangerthingstv) - gained more than 96K followers
- Tracee Ellis Ross (@traceeellisross) - gained more than 80K followers
- Mandy Moore (@mandymooremm) - gained more than 73K followers
- Issa Rae (@issarae) - gained more than 72K followers
- Sarah Jessica Parker (@sarahjessicaparker) - gained more than 69K followers
The Golden Globes airs this Sunday at 5 p.m. PST/ 8 p.m. EST live on NBC.